Biogeographic variation of food habits and body size of the America puma

@article{Iriarte2004BiogeographicVO,
  title={Biogeographic variation of food habits and body size of the America puma},
  author={J. Iriarte and W. L. Franklin and W. Johnson and K. Redford},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={85},
  pages={185-190}
}
  • J. Iriarte, W. L. Franklin, +1 author K. Redford
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Oecologia
  • SummaryThe puma (Felis concolor) has the most extensive range of any terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere, covering over 100° latitude. Food habits of different puma subspecies vary with latitude. Subspecies from temperate habitats generally eat larger prey and specialize on a smaller number of prey taxa, whereas, in tropical habitats, they prey on smaller, more varied prey. In North America, ungulates (primarily deer) represented 68% of the puma's diet by frequency of occurrence. Mean… CONTINUE READING
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